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Bangkok worker electrocuted while changing sign

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Bangkok worker electrocuted while changing sign

By The Nation

 

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A worker was electrocuted while he was changing a neon sign on a building in Bangkok’s Klong Toey district on Thursday, police said.

 

Kriangkrai Praithuan, 24, from Nakhon Phanom, died at noon near Rama IV road.

 

He suffered from electrical burns on his face, arms and legs and fell from the sign on a three-storey building to the pavement below.

 

Another worker, Natthanon Siraprapharat, 20, told police that while Kriangkrai was changing the sign, there was an explosion and he fell.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30367893

 

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oh dear .... poor boy  !  he should have checked everything was safe before starting his job.

At 24 yrs old, he is at his best and sadly one error of poor judgement can take it away.

RIP. Kriangkrai Praithuan. May you be missed but never forgotten.

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Very sad - to have all of your future stolen forever in a second.

Condolences to his family, loved ones, and friends.

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Always bad to see preventable work deaths.

 

So many Thais work with or near live power without recognising or understanding the inherent risks. Or they get told to do the job without support from trained electricians. 

 

RIP fella

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I wonder if it's  I cannot see it (electricity),therefore it cannot harm me.

At fairs other public events,you can see wires on the ground, the joints

insulated with plastic bags,even in the rainy season,i have seen too many

workers with drills ,other power tools with the bare wires just pushed into

the extension sockets

 

regards Worgeordie

 

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poor training and as good as non-existent safety,..........one out of many deaths that could be avoided here. Sad, but nothing to see move on, the same thing will happen in another province next week, next month......

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I am a former Osha instructor from the U.S. I don't have a snowballs chance of getting a job aound here,although it seems clear that some sort of basic safety measures should be introduced.Just my humble opinion

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if you do electric work.... you should be fairly read up on that subject. and redo that from time to time, not just for work but for fun as well..... and not just rely on being told what to do or not to do, verbally.  it sure is important for software developers, which I was.... reading manuals and books and journals are essential to success in that field for sure... why wouldn’t it apply to.....well, everything else?

 

why would someone even mention this??? because.....

 

Thai culture has the commonly shared narratives that ‘not reading books and journals is [merely] a different way of thinking’... ‘book learning is not as good as listening to a teacher or playing with picture books or ‘smartphones’ and jokes such as ‘they all must have read the same book’ [translated into English].

 

that’s my first and last thought on all of this kind of thing, which we see everyday in ‘real life’ as well as blogs and the so-called “news”.

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2 hours ago, brenton said:

I am a former Osha instructor from the U.S. I don't have a snowballs chance of getting a job aound here,although it seems clear that some sort of basic safety measures should be introduced.Just my humble opinion

It exists already.....in the form of  huge signs  stating "Safety First".

How basic can you  get?

 

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